A balanced diet is just as important as exercise, but it’s not always easy! Last week we discussed tips on achieving your News Years resolutions towards a healthier lifestyle, and this week we will give you the tools you need to make sure you cross the finish line!
In today's day and age it seems like there is an app for everything, and that includes healthy eating habits! In a study published by the Journal of Medical Internet Research, a group of 128 people were asked to track their weight loss efforts over six months with either an app, website, or diary. Results showed that over 93 percent of the app group stuck with tracking for the duration of the study, while the other participants fell behind with less than 55 percent loyalty. It also showed that weight loss for the people using apps was more substantial.
So grab your phone and download the app for you! Here’s a list of five nutrition and diet apps that we believe will help you stay on track, count your calories, and shop for healthy foods.
Shopping for healthy food can be a nightmare! Almost every packaged food label is riddled with ingredients that typical folk don’t understand. With the app Fooducate you can quickly access nutritional data about food products by simply scanning the barcode. The app is a simple way to make sense of food labels, and it uses a straightforward A-D grade rating. With a description written in plain language you can better understand what is in the food you’re considering. It even offers healthy alternatives! This app is ideal for people who aspire to eat better but don’t know much about nutrition, not to mention it also includes calorie and exercise tracking abilities!
If you’re an exercise addict who wants to precisely keep track of every calorie you consume MyFitnessPal will quickly become your new best friend! This app offers a database of over 2 million foods (and it’s growing every day) where you can look up and track the foods you eat with the help of a handy barcode scanner. It also has a recipe calculator for inputting your custom food creations. Other than tracking calories, you can track exercises and set goals.
Just because you have made a goal to eat better does not mean you can’t enjoy the occasional night off from cooking. HealthyOut is a healthy meal finder that makes eating out or ordering delivery simple and customizable to your diet plan! The app helps you find healthy restaurants nearby, and healthy dishes. It supports a large variety of diet plans, so whether you're paleo or vegan, you will be able to find a meal that fits your needs!
Staying on track and accountable is difficult when you don’t have a mentor to help you along the way. With MyDietCoach you upload photos and quotes that inspire you, along with setting reminders and goals. The app gives you the freedom to encourage yourself in the ways you believe to be most effective! It’s truly like having motivational speaker everywhere you go to keep your eyes on the goal!
Along with eating healthy you need to make sure that you’re staying hydrated! Many diet trackers do not include this vital factor. Waterlogged lets you track your daily water intake and set daily water intake goals. The super nifty part of this app is that it allows you to snap photos of your glass/water bottle for easy recording! Going premium allows you to unlock reminders, and integrate with your Fitbit!
Do you have a favorite app that supports healthy eating habits? Please share in the comment section! Also, stop by our online shop to browse the healthy and delicious snacks we sell!